Avon Theater

426 N. Water Street,
Decatur, IL 62523

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rivest266
rivest266 on May 26, 2012 at 10:19 am

I uploaded its grand opening ad in this theatre’s photo section.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

An article about this theater’s decision to dump 3D: View link

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Here is another 1982 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 11, 2008 at 8:46 am

This is a closed Avon Theater circa 1997.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 10, 2007 at 3:15 pm

A Hinners theater organ was installed in the Avon Theater in 1916. Note: Tubular with echo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 8:07 am

A more recent photo of the Avon Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 1, 2007 at 4:46 am

Here is a 2007 photo of the Avon Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 23, 2007 at 4:13 pm

This website has a 1917 ad for the Avon Theater.

moulinrouge
moulinrouge on August 20, 2006 at 12:57 pm

The Avon Threatre was recently remodeled within the last few years into the Avon Twin. Thankfully, the original construction was not chopped to pieces— the building next door was opened up to feature a second screen.

This is a fabulous, old-timey theater. Before each feature, a short cartoon or comedy is screened. From Mickey Mouse to the Three Stooges, owner Skip Huston wants to make sure his audiences enjoy a trip back in time while enjoying the films of today. At about every showtime, Skip will stand at the back of the theater and when a preview ends, he’ll shout out when the movie will be playing. Such a wonderful person who teems with the joy of owning his own movie theater. Don’t miss going to the Avon if you’ve never been. The ghost stories are worthwhile, too, even if you’re a non-believer, and Skip is always open to talk!

KenRoe
KenRoe on November 19, 2004 at 1:24 pm

The architect of the Avon Theatre was R.O. Rosen, who designed the theatre to seat 1,080 in orchestra stalls and balcony levels.